Get your blades sharpened and come on down to the Washington Trust Community Skating Rink at 61 Main St. in Westerly anytime this week to take advantage of the chill in the air and get a good workout! The ice is sure to be firm, and that means fewer interruptions from the Zamboni. While you’re there, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or a steaming cup of coffee from the concession stand. If you don’t have your own skates, you can rent them at the rink. For times and more information, call 401-637-7902 or visit oceancommunityymca.org.
Join the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly at 7 Canal St. on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. for an opening reception for the gallery’s January show, “Between Dark and Daylight,” with featured artists Jane Perkins and Rick Petrocelli. The show runs through Jan. 28, and the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.
The Courthouse Center for the Arts at 3481 Kingstown Road in West Kingston will present a screening of the short film “200 Cadillacs” on Friday at 7:30 p.m. to celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday. Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step will will perform The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s hits with his band, Rex and the Rockabilly Kings. Tickets are $23. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.
On Saturday, Merrill House Fellow Mike Alberti will read from his work at 5 p.m. at the Stonington Free Library at 20 High St., Stonington Borough. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658.
David Bowie tribute band Starman is playing a show at the Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.
Join the South Kingstown Land Trust Saturday at 10 a.m. at Browning Woods Trails (across from 794 Shannock Road) in South Kingstown for a 3-mile hike and park cleanup through pine and oak forest and past scenic stone walls. For more information, visit sklt.org.
The Shoreline Ringers, directed by Jane Nolan, will present a free holiday handbell concert titled “Ring We Now Noel” on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Congregational Church of North Stonington, 89 Main St., North Stonington. The group rings on five-and-a-half octaves of Malmark handbells and seven octaves of Malmark handchimes. For more information, visit shorelineringers.org.
On Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m., Bank Square Books at 53 West Main St. in downtown Mystic will host Cynthia E. Mazzaferro, the author of “Powerful Beyond Measure: 3 Steps to Claim Your Power Within for a Happy & Healthy Life” as part their New Year's Resolutions series. The event is free. Visit banksquarebooks.com for more information.